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Superior Wear Life Optimized carcass construction with regular footprint shape. Optimized contact pressure distribution.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Weather Control A005 tyre review
Average based on 194 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
13.04.2020 from Paul Watters My previous tyre did not have a great hold in the wet, particularity around roundabouts. The difference with these tyres is unreal, and the grip is brilliant.
13.03.2020 from M D Chapman Excellent all round performance especially on wet and icy roads. Only complaint is that tyres do tend to tramline on ridges on wet roads but not a major problem.
20.10.2019 from Mike Very good on flooded roads
Tyres fitted on AWD vehicle
Wear rate on front axle O.210mm/1000km was a bit surprising v back axle 0.110mm/1000km however not sure if a relatively dry summer influenced this
12.06.2019 from stuart makin 50 ,yrs experience in all conditions all over Europe .